UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Our Testing Services

  • Soil Testing
    Soil testing is available for any crop, flower, shrub, or lawn at $6.00 per sample.  We now offer grid sampling if needed.
  • Well Water Testing
    Basic water tests are available at $26.00 per sample.
  • Pond Water Testing
    Emanuel County Extension will test pond water at no charge to customer. Water can be brought to the Extension Office and will be tested while you wait.
  • Other Ag Tests
    Please contact the Extension Office for other ag test information; i.e.: lagoon sampling, nematodes, identifying insects, poultry litter, etc.

Licensing

  • Private and Commercial Pesticide Credits
    Throughout the year, several classes are offered to prevent expired licenses.
  • Private Pesticide
    Can be completed from the convenience of your own home!  Instructions for completing this license can be found here. http://gaprocerts.com
  • Commercial Pesticide
    Emanuel County does not currently issue or test for commercial pesticide licenses. Please contact Georgia Department of Agriculture for more information on this service.
  • GATE Card
    Please contact Georgia Department of Agriculture to acquire your GATE card. Assistance is available if needed. Please call the Extension office for more information on this service.

Extension Publications
  • Common Terms Used in Animal Feeding and Nutrition (B 1367) The purpose of this publication is to serve as an educational reference and resource to those who are interested in animal feeding and nutrition. Our primary objective is to list the common terms used when discussing animal feeding. This listing will also be helpful when reading articles on animal feeding and nutrition, feed analysis reports or tags associated with feeds sold in the market.
  • Annual Bluegrass Control in Residential Turfgrass (B 1394) Annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.) is a problematic winter annual weed in residential turf. Compared to most turfgrasses, annual bluegrass has a lighter green color, coarser leaf texture and produces unsightly seedheads. Contrary to its name, both annual (live for one season) and perennial (live for many seasons) biotypes of annual bluegrass may be found in turf. This publication describes methods of control for annual bluegrass in residential turfgrass lawns.
  • White Clover Establishment and Management Guide (B 1251) White clover (Trifolium repens L.) is a cool season perennial legume of Mediterranean origin. White clover has been used as a forage in North America since Colonial times. Benjamin Franklin noted its prevalence in cleared and disturbed land as early as 1746. There are many animal and agronomic related reasons for establishing a productive stand of white clover in existing grass pastures. This publication covers tips on selecting, establishing and managing white clover to help ensure a productive stand.
  • Weed Control in Home Lawns (B 978) Weeds can be major pests of home lawns. Due to differences in color, leaf size, shape and growth habit, weeds detract from the natural beauty of desirable turfgrasses. Additionally, weeds compete with turfgrasses for sunlight, soil moisture, nutrients and space. Many weeds can quickly become the dominant species in a lawn. This publication contains comprehensive information about weed control in home lawns.
  • The Management and Use of Bahiagrass (B 1362) Bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum Flugge) is a long-lived, perennial warm season grass that is grown extensively in the southeastern United States. It is most commonly used as a pasture species, but can be used for hay production, erosion control, and wildlife habitat. Bahiagrass can also be used in "sod-based rotation" sequences that have been found to suppress pest problems (nematode and disease issues) in crops such as peanuts.
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